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Zeus

The whole world is gearing up to see the Olympics back in its hometown of Athens this year, but did you know the event was originally part of a huge religious festival honoring Zeus? Check out the 411 on this amazing, ancient deity.

Holy Zeus! Who is that Guy?

Zeus was the youngest son of Cronus and Rhea, who were both god-like giants. Cronus and Rhea were also brother and sister. Nasty! Despite his Jerry Springer beginnings, Zeus went on to be the supreme ruler of Mount Olympus, which made him the spiritual leader of both gods and people. Zeus also controlled thunder, lightning and rain.

Zeus Takes on His Father

When Zeus was first born, his dad got a little freaked when he realized that it was his fate to be overthrown from the Throne of Eternity by one of his children, so he ate them all - except for Zeus. Zeus' mom managed to save him, by wrapping a stone in a blanket and feeding that to him instead. Later, Zeus managed to trick his dad into puking up his sibs, and they all joined forces and overthrew their dad together. Afterwards, they divided the universe among themselves. Now that's teamwork!

Zeus - The Ladies' Man

When he was done conquering the universe, Zeus fathered a lot of babies - in a lot of seriously messed up ways. His first child, Athena, popped out of his head fully grown! He also found changing into animals very helpful in seducing the ladies. Once he changed into a swan and another time he changed into a bull. Zeus was not above abducting women, if they didn't willingly give in to his charms. Zeus also joined in on his father's tradition of "keeping it all in the family." He married and had children with his sister Hera. Super gross.

Zeus - Did U Know?

  • In Roman mythology, Zeus is called Jupiter.
  • Zeus' official bird is the Eagle.
  • Zeus and Hera's honeymoon is said to have lasted 300 years. That's some vacation!
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What Weather Would You Control?

  • Lighting, like Zeus.
  • I'd use wind power to blow bad guys away.
  • I'd want to control the sun - It would always be summer!
  • Rain, so I could shower on the way to school.

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"ThePaleWalker636" wrote:Lonely, from the looks of this thread.
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Lonely, from the looks of this thread.
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Kirsteeeeen
Hi! If you have a question to ask, post it in one of the Dear Dish It forums (depending on which category it fits into- bf/gf, style, family, friends). Other users can answer, and these are the forums from which Dear Dish It articles have been selected.
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Mellisa169
There. Over there is the garden. Encased in shrubery. Lightly sun kissed. It called the girl. She listened. Skipping. She skipped toward the garden. She entered through its gates. A leaf-strewn path welcomed her. Fresh Gardenias, Peonies, and Daisies. They all greeted her. They all called her toward them, the rose bush most compelling. Skipping. She skipped toward the rose bush. The roses hugged and caressed the girl. The girl hugged and caressed the roses. A gleam of light ran across her eye. She looked at her bottom right. Steel. A steel door. This door didn't call. It beckoned, yelled, pulled, enticed. She pulled open the latch and fell inside. She landed on a surprisingly soft bed of flowers. Roses to be specific. She spotted a tall woman. Dark chocolate hair cascaded down her shoulders. Her skin tinged with chlorophyll. Her irises were deep blood red and laced with gold. The Rose Queen. She emanated mystical coldness. "I'm sorry." she whispered. She flicked her finger upwards. The roses grew thorn-ridden vines. They enveloped around the girl. They punctured her. She screamed out of pain and fright, but she kept fighting. "HELP! I'LL DO ANYTHING!" the girl cried. "Anything?" the Queen whispered "Anything!" the girl said. All of a sudden, a golden sword floated in midair. She took it with her only free hand. She began to slash away at the vines. She finally was able to climb out of the bush. "Thank you." the girl said to the Queen. A soft tear came down the Rose Queen's cheek. "I'm so sorry." she said Before the girl can ask why, the Queen began to dissolve into a green sparkling light. The only thing left was the sparkling light. The girl gasped. The light went directly inside of her. She fell to the ground and screamed. Her hair turned dark brown. Her skin became tinged with chlorophyll. She grew taller. The little bit of blood she had left went to her irises. Gold began to lace up ###### ### irises. A new bush grew with new colorful roses. She stood up and sat on a newly developed golden throne. A new Rose Queen has been born.
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Mellisa169
This is a repost from a free verse/short story I already made a few months ago.
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